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In the 1970s Dolly Freed lived of the land dirt cheap and plum easy As the 18-year-old sage Dolly Freed wrote: ‘I refuse to spend the first 60 years of my life worrying about the last 2. - -New York Times.

In the 1970s Dolly Freed lived of the land dirt cheap and plum easy. Living in their own house on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia for almost five years. The Farmer's Son" by John Connell "A fascinating portrait of a single sensibility, a born noticer, someone on whom nothing is lost, observing birth and death, the landscape, and his own heritage. As the 18-year-old sage Dolly Freed wrote: ‘I refuse to spend the first 60 years of my life worrying about the last 2. - -New York Times Art Beat.

Possum Living, a manifesto for living cheapl. s a relevant and sassy manual for the non-consumer . This book goes into detail about how the author lived her simplistic lifestyle. In most cases, people like this, go back into a country style life. s a relevant and sassy manual for the non-consumer lifestyle.

In the late seventies, at the age of eighteen and with a seventh-grade education, Dolly Freed wrote Possum Living about the five years she and her father lived off the land on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia.

After being out of print for decades, Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and (Almost) No Money is being reissued with an afterword by an older and wiser Dolly Freed. In the late seventies, at the age of eighteen and with a seventh-grade education, Dolly Freed wrote Possum Living about the five years she and her father lived off the land on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia.

Dolly Freed, author of Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and .

Dolly Freed, author of Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money. Being a worker bee is not all cushy chairs and dollars in the bank. Dolly wrote her testament to living the easy life in the late seventies, at the age of eighteen, and with a seventh grade education. Dolly and her father chose not to have jobs at a time when the economy was quite bleak (such as today) and were determined to live an independent, self-sufficient life on their small farm without having to break their backs in the process.

Dolly Freed12 stycznia 2010. Following her success as an author, Dolly Freed grew up to be a NASA aerospace engineer. She put herself through college after she aced the SATs with an education she received from the public library. She has also been an environmental educator, business owner, and college professor.

After being out of print for decades, Possum Living: How to Live Well . At the time of its publication in 1978, Possum Living became an instant classic, known for its plucky narration and no-nonsense practical advice on how to quit the rat race and live frugally. Download from free file storage.

After being out of print for decades, Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and (Almost) No Money i. In the late seventies, at the age of eighteen and with a seventh-grade education, Dolly Freed wrote Possum Livingabout the five years she and her father lived off the land on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia.

In this book you will find much practical information for saving money, but telling you how to do so isn't my only goal.

HOW TO LIVE WELL WITHOUT A JOB AND WITH (almost) NO MONEY - sociology - POSSUM LIVING HOW TO LIVE WELL WITHOUT A JOB AND WITH (almost) NO MONEY Do you want to get out of the rat race but not drop out? Do you want. My father and I have a house on a half-acre lot 5 miles north of Philadelphia, Pa. (hardly a Pioneer homestead), maintain a middle-class facade, and live well without a job or a regular income-and without working hard, either. Of course, the term 'live well' is open to various interpretations. In this book you will find much practical information for saving money, but telling you how to do so isn't my only goal.

A short documentary produced in 1980 about the survivalist cult classic "Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money" by Dolly Freed.

After being out of print for decades, Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and (Almost) No Money is being reissued with an afterword by an older and wiser Dolly Freed.

In the late seventies, at the age of eighteen and with a seventh-grade education, Dolly Freed wrote Possum Livingabout the five years she and her father lived off the land on a half-acre lot outside of Philadelphia. At the time of its publication in 1978, Possum Living became an instant classic, known for its plucky narration and no-nonsense practical advice on how to quit the rat race and live frugally. In her delightful, straightforward, and irreverent style, Freed guides readers on how to buy and maintain a home, dress well, cope with the law, stay healthy, save money, and be lazy, proud, miserly, and honest, all while enjoying leisure and keeping up a middle-class façade. Thirty years later, Freed's philosophy is world-renowned andPossum Living remains as fascinating, inspirational, and pertinent as it was upon its original publication. This updated edition includes new reflections, insights, and life lessons from an older and wiser Dolly Freed, whose knowledge of how to live like a possum has given her financial security and the confidence to try new ventures.

Comments: (7)

Llanonte
I was so prepared to love this book being a self reliance buff myself with strong libertarian views. A real let down. Though well crafted ( which makes me think she had a lot of help ) it was obviously written by a very young, arrogant young lady with very limited life experience. The advice she gives in the "Law" section is absolutely the most ridiculous stuff I have ever read. Running around threatening people in the middle of the night and damaging private property is not going to end well for you. I like the spirit of the book, and the message has value overall, but the content and details border on silly sometimes.

There are better books with more practical advice for achieving self sufficiency and dropping out of the rat race. There have to be. I could write a better one I'm sure. As a forty year old man that has been growing his food, heating my house with wood, and avoiding employment for many years, there are times when I was just shaking my head at the bad advice in this book.

Putting all that aside, the biggest repudiation of this book comes not from me or anyone like me, but from the author herself! At the end of the book, decades after it was written, the author adds an addendum essentially telling us that the book is silly, it was written when she was young and stupid and she takes most of it all back!! If it weren't for that, I might possibly give this book 3 stars, just for having spirit if not content. But imagine selling someone a book, and after he/she reads it, you inform them that everything you just told them was wrong. It would be an outrage if the whole thing weren't so silly, lol. "OK you just paid money, here's my product BTW its a piece of junk!". That is exactly what the author of the book has done.
Envias
A lot of hunting info - not a good book for someone who does not want to kill animals.
Zonama
I thought this would be an interesting book about living off the grid with lots of good advice and ideas. Instead it was just a smartass view of two lazy people who seemed to look at life like they were being forced to live it. I threw it out.
Garr
This was pretty cheesy with not much meat. It was a quick read. If you've ever had to change directions in your job plan, you've probably already figured out most of this and more.
Jonariara
This is a bit disingenuous a title. If you are willing to live partially at the expense of others, it is doable. However, I would have preferred that these people "do" for themselves.

It is interesting in that it is an insight into how others think.
Zetadda
Great story. Lots of usable information.
Delari
*** EDIT *** 8/24/2009 - An updated version has been published and can be ordered: Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money

First, I should let you know that I am Dolly's younger brother (briefly mentioned in the book and in the documentary). For the many people who have asked, here and elsewhere, Dolly is very much alive and well.

To reviewer "Howard":
A) The intro to book clearly says 1/2-acre lot 40 miles from Philadelphia. It was not 5 acres, 5 miles from Philadelphia.
B) Say what you want, but they really did have rabbits and chickens in the basement (more rabbits than chickens). Sorry, but you are wrong.
C) Since we already established that your geographic positioning was incorrect, we can also conclude that you assumption about the quality of the wildlife is also wrong. They lived right next to the water reservoir and many farms. The fish and game 40 miles away from Philadelphia are some of the best eating around!

To reviewer "Gregory": You bet! Dad was not to be taken lightly!

To all of the rest, Dolly is still one of the most quick witted and frugal people I know. She is also pleased and wryly amused that so many people still take an interest in her book.

The book is dated by today's standards and definitely contains some socially unacceptable elements, but most of the basic philosophies found in the text still hold true. You might also want to keep your children from reading the "Necessities of Life" chapter.
I bought this book in early 80s it was well written and very usefull book even for a farm boy who roamed the woods at will fishing and hunting. I liked it well enough that I bnought this for a friend,
Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money (Revised Edition) download epub
Motivational
Author: David Gates,Dolly Freed
ISBN: 0982053932
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Motivational
Language: English
Publisher: Tin House Books; Revised edition (January 12, 2010)
Pages: 224 pages